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Why people make more of an effort to help than you might expect - Daniel Newark - ©Fotolia-DorSteffen

Whether it is feedback on an ongoing project or a reference letter for a job application, we could all use a little help from time to time. But, when you ask for that help, do you imagine receiving a quick glance, or a close examination of your work and detailed comments? A perfunctory text or a carefully thought-through letter? You might be surprised. A new article shows that we often (...)

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Human Resources Management17 February 2017

How to structure teams for optimal performance

Should teams be hierarchical, with clear task delegation, or should they be flexible and (...)

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The largest international accounting firms have no trouble attracting applicants despite the (...)

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Human Resources Management21 January 2016

Employee mobility: the good and the bad for business

Hiring new talent seems good for business: you get fresh ideas, specialist skills and your pick of (...)

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Human Resources Management8 January 2015

Employer brand : The value of a name

A study shows that prestigious firms can hire the best people without having to pay more than the (...)

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Human Resources Management11 December 2014

New Perspectives on Staff Turnover in the IT Field

An average staff turnover rate of 20%  combined with fewer people training for the field and (...)

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Human Resources Management14 September 2014

Do optimistic executives get paid less?

The pay of senior executives has long been a hot-button issue in management. But, for the first (...)

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Tomasz Obloj and Metin Sengul show that measures designed to incentivize employees to be more (...)

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